Thursday, May 18, 2017

Pencil sketch of an anti Nazi by Dr K Prabhakar Rao


 Friedrich Olbricht (4 October 1888 – 21 July 1944) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany and one of the plotters involved in the July 20 , 1944Plot, an attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler at the Wolfsschanze in East Prussia in 1944.After the failed plot he was arrested by soldiers from Berlin garrison at his HQ Bendlorblock.
Later that evening, Colonel-General Friedrich Fromm held a hastily arranged court martial, supposedly in an attempt to protect himself from being exposed as a silent conspirator. Olbricht, Quirnheim, Stauffenberg, and his aide Werner von Haeften, were then taken outside to the courtyard and executed by firing squad, against Hitler's orders to take the would-be assassins alive (those who did get captured alive got more painful and prolonged means of execution). Olbricht was the first of the four to be shot.Hitler used this  opportunity to eliminate his enemies and dis-tractors. More than 20000 were eliminated   by various means ..

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